CORE 42

The Missouri Department of Higher Education is making transferring from East Central College to any Missouri public college or university easier by identifying a common set of general education courses. You might know them as “CORE 42” classes!

CORE 42 is a block of at least 42 credit hours that will transfer as equivalent credit at all public colleges and universities in Missouri. The Core 42 curriculum streamlines the transfer of college credit and reduces the need to retake courses you have already completed at another school, helping you earn a degree in less time and at less cost. More than 2,000 courses are included in the curriculum!

  • See a complete list of courses included in the CORE 42 curriculum and their course equivalencies at other Missouri colleges and universities.
  • The Course Transfer Tracker allows you to see all CORE 42 courses at the state’s public colleges and universities. You also will be able to select the general education courses you have taken at East Central College to see how they will transfer to another school, and to track your progress as you work toward finishing your general education requirements.

Learn more about the Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer Act, which helped create the CORE 42 initiative.